Saturday, March 29, 2008


Cancer Update from John Hopkins
1. Every person has cancer cells in the
body. These cancer cells do not show up in the standard
tests until they have multiplied to a
few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients that there are no mor e
cancer cells in their bodies after treatment, it just means the tests
are unable to detect the cancer cells because they have not reached the
detectable size.

2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more
than 10 times in a person's lifetime

3. When the person's immune system is
strong the cancer cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying
and forming tumors.

4. When a person has cancer it indicates
the person has multiple nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to
genetic, environmental, food and lifestyle factors.

5. To overcome the multiple nutritional
deficiencies, changing diet and including supplements will strengthen
the immune system.

6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the
rapidly-growing cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy
cells in the bo ne marrow, gastro-intestinal tract etc, and can cause
organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc.

7. Radiation while destroying cancer
cells also burns, scars and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.

8. Initial treatment with chemotherapy
and radiation will often reduce tumor size. However prolonged use of
chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumor destruction.

9 When the body has too much toxic
burden from chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is either
compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb to various kinds
of infections and complications.

10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause
cancer cells to mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy.
Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other sites.

11. An effective way to battle cancer is&nbs p;
to starve the cancer cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to


a. Sugar is a cancer-feeder. By cutting
off sugar it cuts off one important food supply to the cancer cells.
Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc are made with
Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute would be Manuka
honey or molasses but only in very small amounts. Table salt has a
chemical added to make it white in color. Better alternative is Bragg's
aminos or sea salt.

b. Milk causes the body to produce
mucus, especially in the gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus.
By cutting off milk and substituting with unsweetened soya milk cancer
cells are being starved.

c. Cancer cells thrive in an acid
environment. A meat-based diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and
a little chicken rather than beef or pork. Meat also contains livestock
antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all harmful,
especially to people with cancer.

d. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables
and juice, whole grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the
body into an alkaline environment. About 20% can be from cooked food
including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live enzymes that are
easily absorbed and reach down to cellular levels within 15 minutes to
nourish and enhance growth of healthy cells. To obtain live enzymes for
building healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most
vegetables including bean sprouts)and eat some raw vegetables 2 or 3
times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at
temperatures of 104 degrees F (40
degrees C).

e. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, ;
which have high caffeine. Green tea is a better alternative and has
cancer-fighting properties. Water-best to drink purified water, or
filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap water. Distilled
water is acidic, avoid it.

12. Meat protein is difficult to digest
and requires a lot of digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in
the intestines become putrefied and leads to more toxic buildup.

13. Cancer cell walls have a tough
protein covering. By refraining from or eating less meat it frees more
enzymes to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the
body's killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.

14. Some supplements build up the immune
system (IP6, Flor-ssence,Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, EFAs
etc.) to enable the body's own killer cells to destroy cancer cells.
Other supplements like vitamin E are known to cause apoptosis, or
programmed cell death, the body's normal method of disposing of damaged,
unwanted, or unneeded cells.

15. Cancer is a disease of the mind,
body, and spirit. A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer
warrior be a survivor. Anger, unforgiveness and bitterness put the body
into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to have a loving and
forgiving spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy life.

16. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an
oxygenated environment. Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to get
more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen therapy is another means
employed to destroy cancer cells.


1. No plastic containers in micro.

2. No water bottles in freezer.

3. No plastic wrap in microwave.

Johns Hopkins has recently sent this out
in its newsletters. This information is being circulated at Walter Reed
Army Medical Center as well.
Dioxin chemicals causes cancer,
especially breast cancer. Dioxins are highly poisonous to the cells of
our bodies. Don't freeze your plastic bottles with water in them as this
releases dioxins from the plastic.

Recently, Dr. Edward Fujimoto, Wellness
Program Manager at Castle Hospital , was on a TV program to explain this
health hazard. He talked about dioxins and how bad they are for us.. He
said that we should not be heating our food in the microwave using
plastic containers.
This especially applies to foods that
contain fat. He said that the combination of fat, high heat, and
plastics releases dioxin into the food and ultimately into the cells of
the body. Instead, he recommends using glass, such as Corning Ware,
Pyrex or ceramic containers for heating food. You get the same results,
only without the dioxin. So such things as TV dinners, instant ramen and
soups, etc., should be removed from the container and heated in
something else.

Paper isn't bad but you don't know what
is in the paper. It's just safer to use tempered glass, Corning Ware,
etc. He reminded us that a while ago some of the fast food restaurants
moved away from the foam containers to paper. The dioxin problem is one
of the reasons.

Also, he pointed out that plastic wrap,
such as Saran, is just as dangerous when placed over foods to be cooked
in the microwave. As the food is nuked, the high heat causes poisonous
toxins to actually melt out of the plastic wrap and drip into the food.
Cover food with a paper towel instead.

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